Awards for podiatry services in Wales
Two podiatry projects in Wales have achieved recent success: one for promoting good footcare to children leading to increased physical activity; and the other for developing a new pathway for self-care in diabetes
The QuickChange Project
The QuickChange project, a collaborative project pilot between Cardiff and Vale University Health Board paediatric podiatry services and the local public health team, has won a UK PHR Innovation in Public Health Award for their project with schools.
The QuickChange Project successfully produced and piloted an animation which aims to increase daily physical activity, whilst also promoting exercises that strengthen foot and ankle muscles, in children aged between 4 and 6 years of age. Watch the animation here.
The Project also won a poster award at the National MSK Innovations in Wales conference, with conference delegates taking part in an impromptu run through the activities. (Pictured, Steve Coombs receiving the poster award at the MSK conference.)
Diabetic Foot Network Wales
The Diabetic Foot Network in Wales has won a Diabetes QIC award for embedding patient activation to support a prudent model for the prevention of the foot in diabetes crisis. Find out more here